Flaming Cherry Maloof style Rocker

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Project by oldrivers posted 06-24-2019 12:35 PM 1512 views 4 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sam Maloof style Rocked I made from Flaming or Curley Cherry I found when I was in Amish country in Southern Tn. where I often buy Kiln dried Lumber from Mr. Yoder. On this day I spied some (undressed boards) Cherry Boards that ranged from 14” to 16” wide and 2” thick. As I brushed the saw dust away I could that these boards had a very figured grain,I purchased two of the boards just to see what lay beneath the surface and, I was not dissapointed when I ran them through the Planer they were Beautiful. In fact I drove back the next day and loaded up with boards cut from the same tree, over a 100 mile round trip and well worth it. This for me was a unique find. The accents are Black Walnut.
This is the 2nd. Maloof Style Rocker I have made using Scott Morrisons plans. Thanks for looking.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#1 posted 06-24-2019 12:47 PM

Beautiful rocker, fantastic work on this, a future family heirloom.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#2 posted 06-24-2019 02:08 PM

Looks fantastic! A beautiful heirloom.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#3 posted 06-24-2019 02:16 PM

this rocker is simply beautiful and that wood is very very beautiful and you have done a beautiful job on it also love the walnut accents sure to be a family heirloom GREAT JOB :<))))) and GRATZ for the DT3 to be announced later

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#4 posted 06-24-2019 03:40 PM

thats a gorgeous rocker and the cherry just glows.that shows true craftsmanship,nice work rivers.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#5 posted 06-24-2019 03:52 PM

One of the prettiest I have seen!! Beautiful, beautiful chair. You are certainly a Master Craftsman.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#6 posted 06-24-2019 03:59 PM

Well I just don’t know what to say about this beautiful amazing piece of art. It’s obviously craftsmanship of the highest standard, and the wood choice and the finish are top shelf. An amazing piece of craftsmanship. Very impressive. 5 stars!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#7 posted 06-24-2019 04:52 PM

Beautiful work, using beautiful wood makes for an incredible chair.

Thanks for sharing it with us.

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#8 posted 06-24-2019 05:05 PM

Gorgeous wood, and a gorgeous rocker resulted. Nice work!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#9 posted 06-24-2019 05:11 PM

Wow!! Really beautiful work. You’ve outdone yourself.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#10 posted 06-24-2019 05:40 PM

Sweet!!! I would most certainly make that drive for prizes like that.

-- Doug...

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#11 posted 06-24-2019 07:43 PM

I don’t think I can say anthing moret than with the others have said…..Amazing all the way around. You are an artist!

-- Petey

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#12 posted 06-24-2019 09:07 PM

That’s beautiful. That’s been on my bucket list for awhile. Two thumbs up for a job well done

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#13 posted 06-24-2019 09:43 PM

Well everyone above has said exactly what I’m thinking so let me just add that yes that is one beautiful chair!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#14 posted 06-24-2019 10:51 PM

I love it.

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#15 posted 06-24-2019 10:55 PM

Beautiful rocker and well executed oldr’... that cherry just pops and those buttons provide a subtle contrast.

However, looking at your picture (the duet avatar), is this for mum, do you plan to make another or is there room for a pililion seat?

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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